Do you have any used books lying around? Ones you've already enjoyed, but you're never going to read again? I did, and I finally found a great way to share them with other people! It's called PaperbackSwap.com and it's really fun.
Let me tell you how it works -- because it is so easy! I listed 10 books on the site and I got 2 free book credits to get started. So you can order 2 books right away - free of charge -- and have them mailed directly to you! No strings attached. No gimmicks. No spam mail. Nothing. You just have to love reading books.
When another member selects one of my books that I have listed, I mail it to them. Yes, I pay for the postage. But then I get another book credit and I can select a book that I want. So another Club Member returns the favor and mails me one of his or her books free of charge. For every book I mail out, I get another book in return - a true shared system! As long as the book you are requesting is "worth" the postage cost that you spend to send out one of your books, it's a win-win!
When someone requests one of your books, all you have to do is print two pieces of regular paper from your printer which includes the mailing address and the recommended postage. Apply the postage, and drop it in the mail. I am familiar with printing postage at home, so it's really easy to do.
I will admit that it's not ideal if you are only requesting new releases, as those have LONG waiting lists and you'll likely be waiting years to get it. But if you're looking for an older book or something not as mainstream, this may just work well for you!
I strongly encourage you to check this out. If you do sign up, please use the following link:
If you use the link above to join, I'll get a free book when you post your first ten books (and you'll still get free books for posting them!)
Let me know if you try it out!